About Our Intergroup

What is an Intergroup?  Two or more groups can form an intergroup (IG). The intergroup provides services to existing groups within its geographical area and spreads the OA message of recovery to those who still suffer.  There are about 30 Groups in the Dallas Metroplex Intergroup (DMI).

“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.”
— 
OA’s 2nd Tradition

Dallas Metroplex Intergroup  (DMI) Trusted Servants

Chair Joy C. E-Mail our Chair
Vice Chair Betty G. E-Mail our Vice Chair
Board Adviser David U.  E-Mail our Board Adviser
Treasurer Penni P. E-Mail our Treasurer
Secretary Jen H.

DMI Documents

DMI Bylaws rev 05-2013

Current DMI Policy Manual (read our redlined, proposed changes to the DMI Policy Manual here: Proposed Policy Manual 2016)

Region III Assembly Minutes

WSO Convention May 2016

Open DMI Positions

Literature Chair (Requires 1 Year of Abstinence): Literature Director shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Keep an adequate amount of WSO conference-approved books, pamphlets, newcomer packets and serenity coins on hand.
  2. Process inbound shipments of literature and price items for sale, including amounts for freight and sales tax, when applicable.
  3. Promote awareness of literature at various meetings.
  4. Stay informed about new pamphlets and books produced by WSO.
  5. Manage inventory of OA-approved literature and reconcile physical inventory to collections.
  6. Work with the DMI Treasurer to stay aware of how much money is available to purchase literature.
  7. Present to the DMI Treasurer any receipts for literature for reimbursement on a timely basis.
  8. At the monthly DMI meeting present a high-level summary of recent purchases.

Speakers Bureau: Speakers Bureau Director shall perform, but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Help new and/or struggling groups.
  2. Suggest new ideas for meeting topics or programs.
  3. Keep a current list of speakers and help groups find speakers when requested.
  4. Enlist individuals or groups with strength, hope and experience to help new/and or struggling groups.
  5. Encourage people to share with other groups.
  6. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

Workshop Chair: Workshop Director shall perform, but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Plan up to six (6) DMI workshops or seek individual groups to host workshops.
  2. Maintain a calendar of events to assist the groups in the selection of workshop dates to prevent scheduling conflicts.
  3. Update the DMI guidelines for workshops when necessary and give to the Board Advisor.
  4. Keep DMI informed of upcoming workshops.
  5. Work with OA groups requesting help with planning workshops.
  6. Read the guidelines from WSO concerning special events.
  7. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

Public Information Chair: Public Information Director shall perform, but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Read and be familiar with the Public Information Kit from WSO, all OA literature and material, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, The OA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts of Service. Read WSO “Notebook” to keep informed of new OA guidelines and statements. Always strive to preserve Tradition Eleven by protecting anonymity at the public level.
  2. Provide sample news releases for new groups starting. Keep record and copies of published articles.
  3. Send literature to persons requesting information about OA.
  4. Help coordinate OA activities with health fairs, community affairs, service directors, the Chamber of Commerce, etc.
  5. Help with publicity for special events such as workshops and retreats.
  6. Ask for guidance from the DMI chairperson and/or Board Advisor, if there are questions about following the OA Traditions.
  7. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.